This weekend was exactly that...Heaven Joy all summed up, with a sweet Tink on top. This is our 3rd Christmas with Murphy and our second with our tink-and let me tell you it was the most special yet. We didnt hear much of the sermon Christmas Eve (fortunately for us it's online)...but here are a few things we did do...
-We read a special devotional in December together that I think will become a Culpepper tradition
-Spent time praying for what we are thankful for and praying for some very special friends of ours
-We heard Madden actually scream when she walked in the den Christmas morning
-We watched our two little ones take off in their new wheels over and over and over and over and over
-We all laughed when Clay swore up and down NO one in this house was getting a car at 16!
-We spent time with loved ones and laughed together and loved every minute of
-We laughed so hard at ridculous jokes in our Christmas Eve poppers-but we laughed even more when we realized how big the boys' heads are at the kids' table...Geez....what on earth!?
-We talked about how special this weekend was to each of us and how blessed we are...
-We did video lots of special moments-the funny thing is that between our other two cameras it really looks like the paparazzi came to Christmas with the Culpeppers
-We got a new camera for Momma's purse-it was time for an upgrade for my "take everywhere camera" so LOTS more to come...I know everyone's thrilled at the thought of more thorough documentation.
-We laughed at the fact that I got a mitre box for Christmas and was excited
-We put everything Christmas away in its place yesterday and we shuttered at the thought of Daddy going back to the office
-We rejoiced over good news from far away
-We can't begin imagine what next year will be like with the babies-all I can think of is Heaven and Joy.
|ok everyone, next year you have got to go to this house off Neshoba Santa comes every night for hot chocolate and pictures with reindeer too!|
|Hmmm uncle Bo and a present her cheeks probably hurt from smiling|
|tink can open a present with the best of them-took NO time to get the hang off it.|
|Is that Elmo? Now maybe Madden will leave the displays in stores in tact because she HAS HER OWN!|
|This is just before desert=adults have been wearing their crowns for a WHILE|
|Funny thing about the kids table-only the girls could wear the crowns-all the boys broke theirs with their extra LARGE heads-so weird there are so many in one family.|
|Note the crown (desert is over) this is Madden's heaven joy. Reading a book in Skipper's lap, if you can't find her, look for Skipper.|
|Some of Santa's loot minus a rather large cardboard house that took the place of our coffee table, wow Santa rearranging furniture and everything|
|That's right you just put everything on right over your jimmy jams|
|CC and Skippers-not sure who was more excited CC and Skipper or the babies|
|And they're off...picture Clay standing back telling them now these will have to suffice for a LONG time because no one is driving at 16...we'll see how that goes.|
|So Madden moved on to everyone else's gifts, and if something is missing check one of CC's purses|
|Her face says it all...|
|And a merry merry kiss for a very special uncle|
|See daddy, you took my car away but I can still drive Bubbas!|
|There is no way for me to put into words the magic I see in this picture, well I guess Heaven Joy works|